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Ohio for Kids
Wow! That's what parents will say when they see the gem of attractions for kids in Ohio, and it's what the children will say after a day or weekend trip to one of these destinations. Have you visited attractions in Ohio for kids? Rate your visit.

Attractions in Ohio for Kids:

  • African Safari Wildlife Park
    Will your favorite picture be the up-close shot of a giraffe, zebra or some other animal roaming about as you drive through this safari? Not only will you snap off some great photos, you'll also get to feed the animals from your car's backseat. Located in Cedar Point, which is near Sandusky.
     
  • Children's Museum of Cleveland
    Even grown-ups can be kids at this hands-on learning museum. Splash in the water or play in the toddler area inspired by Margaret Wise Brown's book, Big Red Barn.
     
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
    What's it like to be in a tropical rain storm? How long will it take you to get through the 1,800 square foot amphibian maze? You won't know until you visit the zoo and explore its 165 acres and 3,000 animals.
     
  • Great Lakes Science Center
    With more than 165,000 square feet to explore, this science center features interesting exhibits that teach kids and parents alike about science. An IMAX theater is also on-site. Located in Cleveland.
     
  • The Merry-Go-Round Museum
    You don't get to see carousel horses being hand-carved every day. There are also 35 rare carousel animals to visit and a ride on the carousel, of course. Located in Sandusky.
     
  • Perry's Cave
    Discover a natural limestone cave and Ohio National Landmark more than 50 feet below South Bass Island in Lake Erie. On the surface of Perry's Cave, you'll find a family fun center that includes gemstone mining, miniature golf, a butterfly house, rock climbing wall and antique car museum.
     
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    Bring out your family's inner rockers. With 150,000 square feet to roam, enrich the kids' music appreciation and see all sorts of memorabilia from different eras of rock and roll. Located in Cleveland.
     
  • Sauder Village
    The staff is in costumes to teach you all about life in the 19th and 20th centuries. The seasonal activities include sheep shearing, craftsmen working in their studios and more than 45 historic buildings to see. Located in Archbold, an hour west of Toledo.
     
  • Seneca Caverns
    No matter how hot it is outside, this cavern that's 110 feet underground keeps a consistent temperature of 54 degrees. Also check out the real gem mine on the grounds while you're there. Located in Bellevue.
     
  • Theme Parks
    This guide to amusement parks covers the entire state of Ohio so you can find the most convenient location for your day or weekend trip.
     
  • Toledo Zoo
    Zoo babies and their parents, a butterfly conservation and aquarium are some of the creatures at this massive zoo with about 5,000 animals on-site.
     
  • Water Parks
    Get wet at one of Ohio's many water parks. This list gives you complete information on all of the water parks you can visit in Ohio.
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